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Facebook Kills Places, Deals Products 40

An anonymous reader writes "Following the announcement about its major privacy revamp this week, Facebook has announced it is killing two of its products. The company has axed Facebook Places, although it is still adding new location features at the same time. In addition, the social network has has axed Facebook Deals, although Check-in Deals will still be available."
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Facebook Kills Places, Deals Products

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  • by countertrolling ( 1585477 ) on Saturday August 27, 2011 @07:56PM (#37231150) Journal

    What, is Slashdot gonna print every press release from these people on the front page? I mean really, who gives a fuck about facebook, except the damn teeny boppers? What can't you people do a writeup on Redhat 5.2 running on a Mac Performa, or something?

  • by cvtan ( 752695 ) on Saturday August 27, 2011 @08:08PM (#37231198)
    Clearly you have no idea about what is really important.
  • by AnotherAnonymousUser ( 972204 ) on Saturday August 27, 2011 @09:12PM (#37231476)
    For all the complaints about Facebook posts on Slashdot, I really find it useful that someone is keeping tabs on the site that I have open every time the browser is open, posting the most recent scandals, news, and peer-reviews of the newly released features.I don't subscribe to Facebook's update blog and most of the The only reason I ever knew about Beacon back in the day was because of Slashdot's coverage of the story. The legal issues surrounding the ownership of Facebook have been interesting to track constantly, because Slashdot often has the daily posts of relevant updates to the cases without having to Google it to find out what's changed in the legal cases. New privacy features (or their loss) are extremely important to know about, and I've valued having it brought to the public eye so quickly by having it posted to the main page of Slashdot.

    (And by the way for anyone willing to respond, what became of Beacon? Did it transmute into their current information harvesting, or was it abandoned?)

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